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Tony Poulos

Tony is a freelance writer, regular speaker, MC and chairman for the telecoms and digital services industries worldwide. He has founded and managed software and services companies, acts a market strategist and is now Editor of DisruptiveViews. In June 2011, Tony was recognized as one of the 25 most influential people in telecom software worldwide.

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Is social networking about to self-destruct?

Is social networking about to self-destruct?

Written by on January 7, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

If you are connected to the internet by any means in 2016 you are also likely to be using some form of social networking for personal or business use – even if you don’t realize it. You may have purposely avoided Facebook, LinkedIn and the like, but you can bet someone else has made some […]

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New check for 2016 – spectrum, security, wallet and watch

New check for 2016 – spectrum, security, wallet and watch

Written by on January 6, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

In last year’s TelecomAsia Visions report, I highlighted falling revenues and net neutrality as being major issues CSPs would face in the year ahead. But neither became the big issue I anticipated. The telecoms industry has an uncanny ability to weather storms, and even if voice revenues are down, overall revenues appear to be holding – with most […]

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Welcome to the age of telecoms steam

Welcome to the age of telecoms steam

Written by on January 5, 2016 in Opinion with 1 Comment

This time last year I wrote that it was trendy for analysts and journalists to look into their crystal balls and tell you what to expect in the coming year. For me, it made more sense to look back on the year past and see what had failed or otherwise made no sense – in […]

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Maybe Facebook’s fairy godfather should spread joy closer to home

Maybe Facebook’s fairy godfather should spread joy closer to home

Written by on January 4, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

I’m not sure why but I don’t care much for Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, or Facebook for that matter. Maybe it was the movie I once saw that depicted him as a bit conniving, even deceitful, in his handling of his co-founder and colleagues in the early days of Facebook? Maybe it’s the fact that […]

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A SIM by any other name – the new battleground?

A SIM by any other name – the new battleground?

Written by on December 16, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

When Apple started talking about including an embedded, programmable SIM into its devices a few years ago there was the inevitable shuddering from the telecoms industry. That’s because when Apple announces new technology it has a habit of becoming the norm, despite the misguided dreams of those that think they can control the mighty innovator. After […]

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Making money from APIs? – I’d like to see that

Making money from APIs? – I’d like to see that

Written by on December 11, 2015 in BillingViews, Opinion with 2 Comments

Money has always been thought of as the source for all evil, but without it not much good happens either. For CSPs the perennial battle to maintain revenues means they have to keep coming up with new ways of generating it, and that is not always easy or without evil. Yes, we all know voice […]

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Welcome to the dark side of connected cars

Welcome to the dark side of connected cars

Written by on December 9, 2015 in Opinion with 4 Comments

Are you getting just a little bored hearing about the benefits of connected cars? It wasn’t that long ago all we worried about was the size of the engine, how fast it went, how good it looked and how many gizmos it had on the dashboard. The most popular technological advance of the recent past […]

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How do CIOs deliver value and prepare for what comes next?

How do CIOs deliver value and prepare for what comes next?

Written by on December 4, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

Deloitte’s 2015 Global CIO Survey has come up with some very interesting cross-industry findings. It received responses from over 1,200 technology leaders across 43 countries, including representation from over a quarter of Global Fortune 1000 organisations, giving a truly international perspective of the nature of CIOs role and legacy today. Sculpting your CIO Legacy The […]

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SMEs and big data – not like oil and water

SMEs and big data – not like oil and water

Written by on November 30, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

I recently wrote about the wisdom of thinking small when dealing with big data and I would like to expand on that theme a little further and what it means for small and medium businesses (SMEs) that may not have the same IT resources as their larger cousins. Having access to streams of structured and […]

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Don’t sleep in the subway – you doity rat!

Don’t sleep in the subway – you doity rat!

Written by on November 25, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

Those of you old enough will remember joyfully a song made famous by Petula Clark titled  “Don’t sleep in the subway.” Little would she have known how relevant that advice was as one poor chap discovered when he fell asleep on a New York subway platform but awoke in a flash to find a rat ‘attacking’ […]

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